This April and May, and with an expected return for three months next winter, Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind will benefit from the hard work of a large group of AmeriCorps volunteers. The LightHouse was chosen out of many applicants as an AmeriCorps worksite and these volunteers will assist us with a myriad of campground improvements.
AmeriCorps is a core program of the federal agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Per their website, “AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. They are committed to seeing positive change in their country, and are devoting ten months of their lives to work towards this end.”
Some of the many projects AmeriCorps Volunteers are slated to tackle at Enchanted Hills are building and installing benches for the Redwood Grove Theater, replacing water pipes, building an accessible pathway and deck to the Studio, painting the inside and outside of all buildings, constructing two new campfire areas and participating in the Cycle for Sight fundraiser.
Enchanted Hills Camp Director Tony Fletcher said, “This is a great thing. I know AmeriCorp receives more requests for teams than they have available and so I feel very fortunate and honored that we have been chosen. We have a long list of projects to accomplish, some that have been on the back burner for a while, and I’m really looking forward to having the people power the AmeriCorps volunteers bring to help get this work done.”